Maximum total return consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management.
Principal Investment Strategies
The underlying mutual fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of high yield securities (“junk bonds”), which may be represented by forward contracts or derivatives such as options, futures, or swap agreements, rated below investment grade by Moody’s, or equivalently rated by S&P or Fitch. The remainder of its assets may be invested in investment grade fixed income securities that include bonds or other debt securities issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- and private-sector entities. It may also invest in securities denominated in foreign currencies and in securities and instruments tied to emerging market countries and in preferred stock. The underlying mutual fund may invest in derivative instruments without limitation.
Principal Investment Risks
There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
You may lose money by investing in the Fund.
The Fund’s principal investment risks include Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, High Yield Securities Risk, Issuer Risk, Liquidity Risk, Derivative Instruments Risk, Stock Market Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Securities Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, Leverage Risk, Management Risk, Short Sale Risk.
Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|VT PIMCO High Yield||2.65%||2.65%||-1.86%||2.26%||4.63%||5.94%||N/A|
|BofA ML US High Yield BB-B Constrained Indexa,b||3.15%||3.15%||-2.34%||2.51%||5.15%||6.52%||N/A|
|Morningstar High Yield Bonda,c||2.13%||2.13%||-4.17%||1.06%||3.84%||5.55%||N/A|
Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.
Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.
An expense waiver or reimbursement is not included due to receipt of incomplete or inconsistent data. For additional information regarding the fund's fees including possible waivers please read the fund's prospectus.
a. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.
b. The BofA ML US High Yield BB-B Constrained Index tracks the performance of BB- and B-rated fixed income securities, with total index allocation to an individual issuer limited to 2%.
c. The Morningstar Category Average is the equal-weighted average return of all funds per category, as identified by Morningstar, Inc.
d. VantageTrust Funds invest in underlying registered funds. Please refer to the underlying fund's prospectus for additional information on fund fees and expenses.
Please read Making Sound Investment Decisions: A Retirement Investment Guide and the accompanying VantageTrust Fund Fees and Expenses document ("Guide") carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, and risks before investing. For a current Guide, contact ICMA-RC by calling 800-669-7400 or log into your account at www.icmarc.org.